April 8, 2009

297 days

That is the number of days that have gone by since Chien-Ming Wang's last start. His freakish baserunning injury in a game against the Houston Astros forced him out of the game and the rest of the '08 season. Tonight will be the battle for Asia as Wang, from Taiwan, is slated to start tonight against Koji Uehara, from Japan.

Wang was coming into his own before he got injured last season, but his numbers this past spring seem to indicate that his sinker is where it needs to be. His groundout/airout ratio was 2.11.  

I'm a little worried going into tonight, considering the Yankees infield defense was not up to snuff on opening day. Cody Ransom and Derek Jeter better be on their toes. I'm fairly confident with the right side of the infield;  Mark Teixeira is a stud with the glove, and Robinson Cano has a strong arm from second.

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